The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 65 74 72
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.40% 0.36% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.45% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £320 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.21% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
Functional Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
609 667 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.98% 80.95% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 505 545
Median daily rate £390 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 27
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £16.50 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 6 (42.86%) System Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Validation
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
5 4 (28.57%) QA
5 4 (28.57%) User Stories
5 4 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
6 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Remedy
6 3 (21.43%) CAD
6 3 (21.43%) Service Management
6 3 (21.43%) C
6 3 (21.43%) C++
6 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) MS Office
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) CATIA
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CO
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (7.14%) SAP HR
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) RS-232
1 2 (14.29%) RS-422
1 2 (14.29%) RTP
1 2 (14.29%) SNMP
1 2 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) VLAN
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Applications Support
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Software Tester
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Product Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Products Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) System Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (28.57%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) CAD
6 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) PLM
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Service Management
6 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
1 3 (21.43%) C++
1 3 (21.43%) Perl
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) PTC
1 3 (21.43%) Remedy
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) SAP